Yesterday she was carrying on a lively conversation on the telephone while the TV was turned on and it was pretty loud. She talked for a half hour or more laughing and joking and seem to be holding up her end of the conversation just fine despite the distraction of the noisy television. But this morning I went in to tell her that someone had called saying that they were going to come to visit and I had to repeat the name several times – finally practically yelling at her. She just looked at me with big eyes and I wonder is she is pretending that she can't hear me? I do not have a tiny voice :-) the room was quiet. It was just she and I in the room and I was about 10 feet from her. This happens quite often. When people come to visit she seems to have no problem whatsoever carrying on a conversation with them. But she seems to always be "deaf" when we speak to her - my husband and I. Is this an act? Am I nuts? Any suggestions. How in the world can a person not hear what someone is saying to them when you're standing right in front of them?? Could she be playing mind games? She's nearly 90 years old!
My computer is down and I am doing this on my phone which is not much fun :-) I probably won't be responding much but I certainly will be reading your replies. Thanks in advance old codger